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hello there,

how can i delete all the tables from my hosting sql server 2005 database.one way is to right clcik and select delete.but this is tds since i have more then 30 tables.thanks.

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select 'drop table '+table_name
from information_schema
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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do you want to DELETE the data, or the complete table definition (DROP) ?
exec sp_msForEachTable 'DELETE FROM ?' 
resp: 
exec sp_msForEachTable 'DROP TABLE ?'

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Hi there:

To drop all tables in a SQL Server 2005 database use :

sp_MSforeachtable command1 [,replacechar] [, command2] [,command3] [,whereand] [,precommand] [,postcommand

Example : exec sp_MSforeachtable "DROP TABLE ? PRINT '? dropped' " 

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There are some simple queries you can use too...
I have a SQL2000 database here and with this I get a list of all my (user) tables.
select name from sysobjects where xtype = 'U'
Then with curser or text editor I basically issue
drop table tablename1
drop table tablename2
etc...

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